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What are the symptoms of weaning off prednisone too fast

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What are the symptoms of weaning off prednisone too fast
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Shah replied 5 years ago.
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Thanks for your question.
Coming off the steroid meds too fast may result in withdrawal symptoms. However, slow tapering is the way to go, this will minimize your discomfort by the time you come off the meds.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms associated with steroids are: tiredness, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, low bp, and weakness. It is always recommended to coordinate this tapering process with your doctor and follow their advice.
Please let me know if you have any other question.
Expert:  Nurse72 replied 5 years ago.
How long have you been on the prednisone?
Expert:  Nurse72 replied 5 years ago.
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